Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Watkin Jones Plc LSE:WJG London Ordinary Share GB00BD6RF223 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.50 -1.4% 247.00 247.00 249.00 252.00 246.50 249.50 224,514 16:29:55
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Real Estate 354.1 25.3 8.3 29.9 632

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sp, We don't need a car for getting round London, but we do need a car and, as we live in London, it has to be here! We're non-flyers but, as travellers, we either take the train or drive up to c.800m (ski-ing and continental travel). Unlike Bezos and Branson, we are not 'space tourists' either, so I don't have much problem with our 'carbon footprint'. You have an opinion, and I'm happy to listen to you, but imposing a set of ideas on others - as the authorities currently seem inclined to do - does not take account of individual circumstances. I raised the issue of electric cars/heat pumps because I think the powers-that-be are going in totally the wrong direction and at huge expense to the taxpayer. At the end of the day it's all grandstanding anyway as, if UK simply closed down and we moved back into caves, the global environmental impact would be.....zero.
Jeff - London is so different and I dont see why you need a set of wheels for getting round that city. Not many fat Londoners as lots walk / public transport. I understand on the national travel - but having a car - well I think its down to convenience as your average car sits there 23 hrs a day depreciating and doing sweet FA! Cord - yes I agree and car clubs etc should have their own space - get caught in it - we fing you a grand as some Arab will park his maserati in there - or base it on income :-) Any way back to WJG - is that 240 a line of resistance?
swiss paul
^ There should at least be parking provision for daily / hourly rental cars (e.g. 'Zip' cars), pool cars etc ?
#2349/2350, I'm afraid it's all part of the social engineering experiment going on everywhere. In our West London borough, not only are all new developments built without parking space, but there is also a planning restriction on the owners of the new flats that they will not even be allowed a parking permit to park on the street! In other words, cars forbidden. The estate agent showing me a new flat for my daughter gave the same response as swiss paul, but it's just not so. Sure, I cycle/Uber mostly around London but there are times when only a car will do. Of course, parking is just the tip of the iceberg. The Government dictated rush to electric cars and heat pumps regardless of practicality and other real-world solutions is indicative of the way things are going. Of course, in the light of 'Year 2000', Smart meters, the HMRC and NHS computerisation debacles etc, there's no question that they could be wrong......is there?
Lloyds getting into BTR market .. potential new customer ? htTps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cjkdyy9xgn3o
If your a city boy you dont need a motor
swiss paul
Slightly off-topic, but it drives me mad that anyone is allowed to build 216 apartments with only 31 parking spaces....grrrr
Massive £2m trade this morning at 240p. Buy or sell?
Good that WJG don't have all eggs in this basket.
Off the Lemon Fool: Empiric Student Property (ESP) H1(June) rev down 24%. Occupancy 65% (84%). Divs to resume in Q4 with 2.5p then 1.5p min PA with a view to increasing this as occupancy levels normalise. "Almost all universities are now planning a blended approach to learning, with a mix of face to face teaching and online lectures. In other words, they expect students to attend in person for AY 21/22." [SP=100 Cap=603m] Thanks Mr C
swiss paul
Thanks Goodpick.
Really says something that the outgoing Chairman Grenville Turner has just bought stock to add to his already substantial holding. He will have full visibility of the current year and future strategy. Quite telling. He is possibly expecting more than a modest increase - possibly over a relatively short period of time.
Looking for a break of 240p now.
its the oxman
Grenville Turner, Chairman Purchased 87,000 @229.50p.
Some hefty trades today in amongst the algos. Mostly buying.
Agree, but he does have to purchase shares (at least 200% of his salary during his tenure - as chair would be circa £120k pa), but that said it's still a positive sign.
Significant purchase, nice vote of confidence.
Alan Giddins - Non-Executive Director and Chair-designate Purchases 64,000 @230.46p.
Reduced my holding today @ 232p which is fair value for now imho. BTR growth targets bode well for the future, awaiting further progress and confirmation.
Well planned succession.
Board succession update. On 14 April 2021, Watkin Jones plc (AIM:WJG) announced that as part of its long term Board succession planning, Grenville Turner had given notice of his intention to retire as Chair during 2021 and that Phil Byrom, Chief Financial Officer, had also given notice of his intention to retire in 2022. Following an active recruitment process, the Board is pleased to announce the appointments of a new Chair-designate and CFO-designate. Appointment of non-executive director and Chair-designate Alan Giddins is appointed as non-executive director and Chair-designate with immediate effect. It is intended that Grenville will step down from the Board in October 2021 and that Alan will take over as Chair, having allowed time for an orderly handover. Alan is currently Chair of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, the FTSE 250 international group creating sustainable infrastructure and safe transport solutions, having joined in October 2017 as the Senior Independent Director, before assuming the role of Chair in October 2019. Alan is also a non-executive director and investment committee member of Big Society Capital Limited, the UK's largest social impact-led investor. Alan brings a wealth of board, investment and ESG experience, having been Managing Partner and Global Head of Private Equity at 3i Group plc ('3i'), and sat on the boards of a number of 3i's largest private equity investments. Prior to joining 3i in 2005, Alan spent 13 years in investment banking advising a broad range of quoted companies. He qualified as a chartered accountant and has a degree in economics. Appointment of Chief Financial Officer-designate Sarah Sergeant is appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer-designate with effect from 6 October 2021. Phil Byrom will step down from the Board, and Sarah step up to CFO after a suitable handover period. Sarah is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the UK & Ireland region at Compass Group PLC, the FTSE 30 food and support services company. She has held a number of senior finance and operational roles over her 13-year tenure at Compass, including Group Financial Controller, M&A Director, and CFO of the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore. Sarah brings considerable financial, strategic and operational experience from across the commercial spectrum. She is a chartered accountant. Grenville Turner, Chair, commented on the Board appointments: "We are delighted to welcome Alan and Sarah to the Board. Alan brings considerable expertise particularly in guiding companies through the execution of their growth strategies and Sarah brings significant financial and operational experience working in complex businesses. Their experience will be invaluable to Watkin Jones as we continue to grow the business."
There was a dissection / review piece in the Sharesoc / SIGNET newsletter this week. It was favourable but I think they did not put more positives on it as they tried to align it with housebuilders. It did say WJG should be aware of competition from such organisations as Urban Splash: (Urban Splash has entered into a partnership with Sekisui House, a big Japanese builder well established in Japan which does some really innovative modular building) and alos Capital and Centric. Also some REITS being created. They did say on teh totakl return over a 4 year period that WJG was second with 15.5% behind Persimmon 18.3%. As always I hold and look to add on weakness
swiss paul
Chart starting to look more promising as well
its the oxman
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